Expecting? Here's What You Need to Know About Car Seats
Baby bumps are all the rage apparently, with tennis star Serena Williams using hers to announce to the world that she's pregnant with her first child with fiance Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit. Williams, who won the 2017 Australian Open while approximately two months pregnant, now joins the ranks of expecting parents trying to navigate the confusing world of car seats.
Cars.com's team of certified child-passenger-safety technicians are here to help with advice on car-seat basics from common mistakes to how to install a car seat with a seat belt.
How to Safely Wear Your Seat Belt When Pregnant
It's easy to maneuver your seat belt around a baby bump, but things get a lot more complicated as your bump swells. Read our tips on the best way to ensure that you and your baby are belted in safely in the car.
Buying Your First Family Car
A baby changes everything, including your daily driver. If you're driving a two-seater or a car that has a backseat in name only, it's time to upgrade to a family car. Before you start cruising the dealer lots to find that new ride, use our guide to find the family car that's right for you.
Cars.com's 2016-17 Car Seat Honor Roll
These cars made the grade when it comes to car seats. They earned all A's in our Car Seat Checks, meaning they'll easily accommodate your little one's infant seat to booster seat.
10 Common Car-Seat Mistakes
It's no secret that car seats are confusing, especially for new parents. Child-passenger-safety technicians take a 40-hour, hands-on course to become certified and then attend continuing education courses to maintain their certification. We know it can be difficult to install a car seat correctly, so we've run through the top car-seat mistakes and how to correct them.
How to Install a Car Seat with a Seat Belt
Cars today have lower Latch anchors that are supposed to make car-seat installation a lot easier, but hard-to-reach anchors can mean that parents need to use a seat belt to install their car seat. We walk you through how to install a car seat with a seat belt.
Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?
Maybe you're not just expecting one, but two or even three. We've got you covered: During our Car Seat Checks, we install three car seats in a backseat to see if they'll fit. The list has grown over the years, and it's good for parents to know that there are options to minivans, though we love the utility of minivans.